Washington Capitals defenseman Brian Pothier
dropped the ceremonial first puck at the third annual Dave Fay Memorial hockey game on Saturday, July 25, at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. The game, which was held in memory of Dave Fay, a beat reporter for the Washington Times who died of cancer, raised $9,580 for the NHL’s Hockey Fights Cancer program.
Sponsored in part by The Front Page restaurant and Sports Page deli, together with annual Put Cancer on Ice (PCOI) sponsor Mirant Mid-Atlantic, this year’s game featured Capitals alumni - Yvon Labre, Gary Rissling and Ken Sabourin - along with Capitals mascot Slapshot, who guest refereed the first period duel between celebrity guest goalies, Miss Virginia Tara Wheeler and Capitals radio broadcaster Steve Kolbe. Kolbe won the head-to-head contest, giving up just two goals to Wheeler’s three during the first period. However the Virginia squad prevailed winning 9-7 and claiming Lord Brown’s Boot.
The event’s silent auction featured a Washington Capitals team autographed jersey, which sold for $475. An Alexander Semin
autographed puck and a Mike Green
autographed puck went for $120 and $100 respectively.
PCOI is a grass-roots organization comprised of Washington Capitals hockey fans who get together for monthly pick-up hockey games in a Maryland versus Virginia format.